ERIC Number: ED345468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Financing of Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents. National Institute of Mental Health and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Workshop (Bethesda, Maryland, February 24-25, 1988).
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Washington, DC.
This collection consists of the technical papers presented at a federally sponsored workshop on financing of mental health services for children and adolescents. Individually, the papers reflect the fragmentation of the field--both the fragmented service delivery system and fragmented research on services and financing. Together, the papers form a critique of the present system and provide the outlines of how to remedy the problems that characterize the present system of care and how to create a coordinated system of care. Papers have the following titles and authors: "Comprehensive Health Care for Children and Adolescents: Implications for Financing Mental Health Services" (Julius B. Richmond); "Suffer the Children: The History of Financing Child Mental Health Services" (Mary Jane England); "Financing Children's Mental Health Services: Analytical Perspectives from Medicare Data for Psychiatric Hospitalization" (Marc P. Freiman); "Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents in Health Maintenance Organizations" (Maureen Shadle and Jon B. Christianson); "Financing Child and Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Services through Private Insurance" (Constance Horgan and Thomas McGuire); "An Analysis of Medicaid Coverage Policies Affecting Access to Children's Mental Health Services" (Harriet B. Fox); "National Special Education Programs as a Vehicle for Financing Mental Health Services for Children and Youth" (John A. Butler); "Diagnosis-Related Groups and Child Psychiatry: Determinants of Inpatient Resource Use Based on CHAMPUS Data" (Agnes Rupp); "Economic Aspects of Investments in Preventing Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents" (Richard G. Frank); "The Impact of Mental Health Treatment on Use of Services by Children" (Barbara Starfield and Kelly Kelleher); "Health Care for Children with Autism: Utilization, Financing and Expenditures" (Arnold Birenbaum and Dorothy Guyot); "Family Economic Contribution to the Care of Children/Adolescents with Mental Health Problems" (Deborah D. Franks); "Assessing National Data Bases Related to Financing Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents" (Margaret McManus); and "Workshop Summary: Financing Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents: A Gestaltist View of Fragmented Research and Services" (Leonard Saxe and Theodore Cross). (JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Children, Delivery Systems, Emotional Disturbances, Financial Support, Health Care Costs, Health Insurance, Hospitalized Children, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Parent Financial Contribution, Prevention, Psychiatric Services, Social History
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse, 38th and R Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057 (single copies free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Washington, DC.